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Scaffolding Literacy : An Integrated and Sequential Approach to teaching Reading, Spelling & Writing - Beverley Axford

Scaffolding Literacy

An Integrated and Sequential Approach to teaching Reading, Spelling & Writing

Paperback Published: 1st February 2009
ISBN: 9780864318367
Number Of Pages: 128

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Scaffolding Literacy describes an alternative approach to literacy teaching in primary schools based on the principles of explicit teaching regarding how authors use words to convey meaning. The book provides a detailed description of the scaffolding literacy teaching sequence and related strategies developed at the University of Canberra (Australia) over two decades. It explains why the scaffolding literacy approach enables learners to understand the reading, language studies, and writing tasks assigned to them in schools better.

List of figuresp. ix
List of tablesp. ix
About the authorsp. x
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Introduction: Why scaffold literacy learning?p. 1
The scaffold as metaphorp. 1
Learning to be literatep. 9
Becoming members of a learning communityp. 17
Layers of meaningp. 19
Scaffolded Reading: Modelling meaning-makingp. 23
Reading: A complex high-order taskp. 23
Scaffolded reading: Getting startedp. 27
Text selectionp. 27
Text Orientationp. 31
Aural Orientationp. 35
Language Orientationp. 35
Fluent readingp. 44
Assessing scaffolded reading: Miscue analysisp. 49
Which words? The joint analysis of sentence and word constructionsp. 53
Where are we in the teaching sequence?p. 53
Transformations: Analysing sentence constructions and meaningp. 55
Getting started with Transformationsp. 60
Teacher and learners jointly identify the units of meaningp. 60
The structure and sequence of the units of meaning are discussedp. 63
Teacher and learners play with sentence structures and meaningsp. 64
Using the Transformations activity to prepare for spellingp. 65
Scaffolded Spelling: Analysing word constructionsp. 71
Getting started with Scaffolded Spellingp. 76
Word selectionp. 76
Jointly identifying the letter patternsp. 78
Visual checkingp. 80
Developing a spelling folderp. 82
Moving on: Shared reconstructed writingp. 82
Scaffolded Writing: Thinking (and acting) like writersp. 84
Where are we in the teaching sequence?p. 84
Preparing the Writing Planp. 88
Reconstructing the author textp. 91
Generating new text using Text Patterningp. 97
Providing constructive feedbackp. 100
A conclusion-and a new beginningp. 102
Referencesp. 103
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ISBN: 9780864318367
ISBN-10: 0864318367
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st February 2009
Publisher: Australian Council Educational Research (ACER)
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.22

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